Philly Cheesesteak Empanadas Attempt 112:08 AM
I am a sucker for a philly cheesesteak.
Being a mama and a lady who likes to throw parties, I am always looking for things to make that can act as snacks or appetizers. My cousin told me a couple years ago that one of her favorite appetizers were empanadas. I had never had one but immediately upon consulting google, I feel in love.
Of course, I will try and make more traditional versions but I had a hankering for some cheesesteak. I had flour, I had meat...I had time. So cheesesteak empanadas it was.
This is super easy and tasty...and perfect for parties. And the sauce....not your typical cheese whiz....a little heavy whipping cream and smoked gouda with some cheddar makes it delicious.
I used this dough recipe from Laylita.
(dough recipe from Laylita)
1 New York Strip Steak (sliced, diced, chopped)
1/2 green pepper chopped
1/2 white onion chopped
2 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
Cook your steak with a little salt and pepper. Allow to cool and slice and chop. In skillet, add your butter and then your sliced and chopped bell pepper and onion. Add in a tsp of salt and pepper or as to taste. Cook until soft and translucent.
Mix in steak and cook for about 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Roll out your dough as lined above. Cut into circles. I used a ramekin as my guide to size. It was enough to make 8 full serving empanadas. Fill with steak filling. Fold over and crimp the edges to seal. Brush with an egg white wash. Bake as above.
Cheese Dipping Sauce
1/2 block smoked gouda cheese
1/2 block cheddar
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
In pot pour in whipping cream, add in cheeses chopped. Cook on low, stirring until cheeses melt. Add more whipping cream if too gooey. Remove from heat and serve as a dipping sauce for the empanadas.